McElholum road trip - up the Centre 2012 travel blog


Another spectacular sunrise as we opened the tent door to be greeted by the glowing boulders on our doorstep. 650 kms to do today which would mean the last of our long drives until with start heading home. Pulled into historic town of Daly Waters where my grand-dad, Charles Moore, was stationed in World War 2. It held Australia's first international domestic airport. The outback pub lived up to its name and overflowed with character. We stopped for a beer and an icecream! Tour group playing skittles in main street. All going to plan until....again near our destination we stopped.... along with 2 other cars....a local farmer had blown 2 tyres and had no spares left. After an hour of swapping tyres, rims....etc everyone back on the road...Another late check-in. Town of Mataranka, home of 'We of the never never". Jeannie Gunn, one of the first European women to live up here, being the author of the book. Cooked fried rice, then to bed.



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